#xoxofest met and exceeded my high expectations. The community is such a great group of creative, friendly, supportive people. And I left with only one new domain: http://munchsquad.club
I think it's a good sign when walking into the XOXO venue they're playing one of my favorite bands, @MUTEMATH.
It's also been a great day around Portland and meeting people. Y'all are so friendly and cool!
No worries! I felt weird bringing it up so wasn't going to. Guess @t did. :)
One could say you were predestined to.
Want to read: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by (ISBN 9780807047415)
@ Hungry Horse Dam, Montana
Currently reading: Ready Player One by (ISBN 9780553459388)
Ooh, that’s quite a deal, United!
Want to read: How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love Is Already Here by (ISBN 9780310347972)
I saw Beach House this past Sunday with Sarah Walker. They performed entirely in silhouette with some gorgeous lighting.
Twitter officially welcomes bigotry now.
“We welcome everyone to express themselves on our service. Sometimes these expressions may be offensive, controversial, and/or bigoted. We prohibit targeted behavior that harasses, threatens, or uses fear to silence others and take action when they violate our policies.”
I think I’m done letting them have my content and my clicks. I have feeds on my homepage for articles and one on my notes page that you can subscribe to in a feed reader. I am thinking about setting up an email newsletter if people want to subscribe and keep up with my posts that way. More details to come.
Here, I built a tool:
DELETE FROM `users` WHERE `username` = 'RealAlexJones'
Glad you got it. I thought it might have been lost amid your plethora of mail. :]
Loved loved this episode of @TheLiturgists with @LisaGungor! http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2018/6/25/bonus-the-most-beautiful-thing-ive-seen
Looking forward to reading her book.
Hah. This guy replied (then immediately blocked me):
We are only talking about social media, and we fundamentally agree that that usage was literal. But thanks for showing you can't back up anything you said and provide alternate social media, or any news media forum, to match those
So Glenn’s usage wasn’t literal at first, then it was literal. Also, those were their goal posts, not mine. They wanted me to back up things I didn’t say.
Their initial reply didn’t seem to have that much animosity, so I presumed good faith. I guess this is another lesson in determining when something is worth replying to or not.
We fundamentally disagree about social media being “the internet.” I didn’t say he will have the same voice or was just trying to be social. I was responding to your context of the subset “social platforms.” I don’t think anyone is guaranteed an audience (or the same audience size), especially when relying on other people’s “free” services.
To be clear, I take issue with companies consulting the government about removing content. I’m also no fan of Facebook, which is one reason I promote the indieweb. In the context of the actual internet, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say “vaporizing” was a bit hyperbolic. I guess you disagree based on the SMH. Not that your disagreement is relevant. ;]
I disagree and find this hyperbolic, especially about “monopoly.” There are many alternatives to being social online. It’s naive to think AJ is now “vaporized from the internet.”
Facebook is not “the internet.”